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Updated Friday, September 18, 2020

...Dry Into Next Week; With Much Cooler, Fall-Like Temperatures...

Spectacular Fall weather this weekend!
Much cooler and drier air will be moving into the area through the weekend. Dewpoints today will drop into the 40s with gusty northeast winds. Dewpoints will drop even further on Saturday with slightly less gusty northeast winds. No rain is forecast through the middle of next week as dew points and temperatures increase.

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Regional Hourly Observations For MADISON County, Kentucky
Issued at 1000 AM EDT FRI SEP 18 2020
NORTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LEXINGTON      FAIR      59  51  75 NE14      30.16                   
COVINGTON      FAIR      59  45  59 N15       30.19                   
FRANKFORT      FAIR      61  50  67 N9G18     30.17                   

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 1000am EDT, Friday September 18, 2020

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 63 degrees west, near 59 degrees central, and near 59 degrees east. Current sky conditions are fair west, fair central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 75%, and the dew point is near 55 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 75%, and the dew point is near 51 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 77%, and the dew point is near 52 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are from the northeast at 8 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northeast at 14 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are calm east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 64 degrees at Hopkinsville and Bowling Green. The lowest temperature is 59 degrees at Somerset, Lexington, Jackson, and Covington.

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Current NOWCAST not available:
Nowcasts are not issued routinely during fair weather. Only when
precipitation or other significant weather is occuring in this county will these
forecasts be issued. Currently, there is no short term forecast in effect.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For MADISON County, Kentucky
Issued at: Fri Sep 18 03:14:06 EDT 2020

English, Tell City, Corydon, New Albany, Jeffersonville, Lewisport, 
Hawesville, Hardinsburg, Brandenburg, Hartford, Leitchfield, 
Elizabethtown, Shepherdsville, Louisville, La Grange, Bedford, 
Milton, New Castle, Shelbyville, Frankfort, Georgetown, Cynthiana, 
Taylorsville, Lawrenceburg, Versailles, Lexington, Paris, Carlisle, 
Bardstown, Springfield, Harrodsburg, Nicholasville, Winchester, 
Hodgenville, Lebanon, Danville, Lancaster, Richmond, Morgantown, 
Brownsville, Horse Cave, Greensburg, Campbellsville, Liberty, 
Stanford, Russellville, Bowling Green, Franklin, Providence, 
Scottsville, Glasgow, Tompkinsville, Edmonton, Columbia, Jamestown, 
Burkesville, and Albany
313 AM EDT Fri Sep 18 2020 /213 AM CDT Fri Sep 18 2020/

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of south central
Indiana and Central Kentucky.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.
 
.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

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RDF forecast not available NEW NWS Experimental Weather Activity Planner: West, Central, East
NWS Experimental Point Forecasts (5 km x 5 km grid for Kentucky): West, Central, East

MADISON County, Kentucky Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Advisory

Updated: 310 AM EST THU NOV 12 2009

TODAY (6AM-5PM)

Max Temperature...........................58 degrees.
Precipitation (liq. eq. )...................0.00 inches (No rainfall).
Precipitation area .........................0% of the county expected.
Dewpoints.......................................28 to 37 Degrees.
Min RH (Relative Humidity).........41%.
Wind Speed....................................4 to 12 mph
Winds@3 PM..................................north at 12 mph
Spraying Conditions....................favorable
Sky Conditions @9 AM ...............mostly sunny.
RH < 50%........................................ for 6 hours
RH > 80%.........................................for 0 hour
No. of Hours Temp <=32 .............0
No. of Hours Temp <= 20 .............0
No. of Hours Temp <= 0 ...............0

The high today (6am-5pm) in Madison county, is expected to be near 58 degrees. No rainfall is expected. Temperature will range from near 38 to near 57 degrees. Dewpoints will range from 28 to 37 degrees. These dewpoints will combine with today (6am-5pm)'s temperatures resulting in relative humidity minimum of 41%. Skies will be mostly sunny at 9 AM and mostly sunny at 3 PM. Wind speed will range from 4 to 12 mph during the period. Winds at 3 PM will be out of the north at 12 mph, which is favorable spraying conditions in rain-free areas. Relative humidity will be less than 50% for 6 hours and greater than 80% for 0 hour

TONIGHT (6PM-5AM)

Min Temperature...........................39 degrees.
Precipitation (liq. eq. )...................0.00 inches (No rainfall).
Precipitation area .........................0% of the county expected.
Dewpoints.......................................37 to 38 Degrees.
Max RH (Relative Humidity)........85%.
Wind Speed....................................2 to 9 mph
Winds@3 AM..................................northeast at 3 mph
Spraying Conditions....................favorable
Sky Conditions @12 AM .............clear.
Sky Conditions @3 AM ...............clear.
RH < 50%........................................ for 0 hour
RH > 80%.........................................for 3 hours
No. of Hours Temp <=32 .............0
No. of Hours Temp <= 20 .............0
No. of Hours Temp <= 0 ...............0

The low tonight (6pm-5am) in Madison county, is expected to be around 39 degrees. No rainfall is expected. Temperature will range from near 41 to near 51 degrees. Dewpoints will range from 37 to 38 degrees. These dewpoints will combine with tonight (6pm-5am)'s temperatures resulting in relative humidity maximum of 85%. Skies will be clear at 12 AM and clear at 3 AM. Wind speed will range from 2 to 9 mph during the period. Winds at 3 AM will be out of the northeast at 3 mph, which is favorable spraying conditions in rain-free areas. Relative humidity will be less than 50% for 0 hour and greater than 80% for 3 hours

TOMORROW (6AM-5PM)

Max Temperature...........................64 degrees.
Precipitation (liq. eq. )...................0.00 inches (No rainfall).
Precipitation area .........................0% of the county expected.
Dewpoints.......................................37 to 41 Degrees.
Min RH (Relative Humidity).........40%.
Wind Speed....................................2 to 5 mph
Winds@3 PM..................................northeast at 3 mph
Spraying Conditions....................favorable
Sky Conditions @9 AM ...............mostly sunny.
Sky Conditions @3 PM ...............mostly sunny.
RH < 50%........................................ for 6 hours
RH > 80%.........................................for 1 hour
No. of Hours Temp <=32 .............0
No. of Hours Temp <= 20 .............0
No. of Hours Temp <= 0 ...............0

The high tomorrow (6am-5pm) in Madison county, is expected to be near 64 degrees. No rainfall is expected. Temperature will range from near 41 to near 64 degrees. Dewpoints will range from 37 to 41 degrees. These dewpoints will combine with tomorrow (6am-5pm)'s temperatures resulting in relative humidity minimum of 40%. Skies will be mostly sunny at 9 AM and mostly sunny at 3 PM. Wind speed will range from 2 to 5 mph during the period. Winds at 3 PM will be out of the northeast at 3 mph, which is favorable spraying conditions in rain-free areas. Relative humidity will be less than 50% for 6 hours and greater than 80% for 1 hour

TOMORROW NIGHT (6PM-5AM)

Min Temperature...........................45 degrees.
Precipitation (liq. eq. )...................0.00 inches (No rainfall).
Precipitation area .........................0% of the county expected.
Dewpoints.......................................41 to 43 Degrees.
Max RH (Relative Humidity)........93%.
Wind Speed....................................1 to 3 mph
Winds@3 AM..................................south at 1 mph
Spraying Conditions....................favorable
Sky Conditions @12 AM .............mostly clear.
Sky Conditions @3 AM ...............mostly clear.
RH < 50%........................................ for 0 hour
RH > 80%.........................................for 3 hours
No. of Hours Temp <=32 .............0
No. of Hours Temp <= 20 .............0
No. of Hours Temp <= 0 ...............0

The low tomorrow night (6pm-5am) in Madison county, is expected to be around 45 degrees. No rainfall is expected. Temperature will range from near 45 to near 59 degrees. Dewpoints will range from 41 to 43 degrees. These dewpoints will combine with tomorrow night (6pm-5am)'s temperatures resulting in relative humidity maximum of 93%. Skies will be mostly clear at 12 AM and mostly clear at 3 AM. Wind speed will range from 1 to 3 mph during the period. Winds at 3 AM will be out of the south at 1 mph, which is favorable spraying conditions in rain-free areas. Relative humidity will be less than 50% for 0 hour and greater than 80% for 3 hours

72 HOUR SUMMARY

The temperature is expected to be in the range from 39 degrees and 67 degrees. Dewpoints will range from 28 to 47 degrees. No measurable precipitation is expected.


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Kentucky Agricultural Weather Medium-Range Outlook (Based on the MEX Model)

MEDIUM RANGE AG FORECAST:

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WEDNESDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 93 West and 90 Central, to 87 East. Dewpoints will range from 73 to 74 West, 72 to 71 Central, and 67 to 69 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 40 % of the area West, 0.10-0.24 inches over 60 % of the area Central, and 0.00-0.01 inches over 40 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Wednesday will fall to 72 West, 75 Central, and 69 East. Skies throughout the day will start out partly cloudy and end partly cloudy in the West, start partly cloudy and end partly cloudy Central, and start out partly cloudy and end partly cloudy East. The maximum livestock stress category will be danger West, danger Central, and danger East. There will be 29 corn growing degree days West, 30 Central, and 28 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 3 and 4 mph , respectively, West, 6 and 6 mph Central, and 0 and 0 mph East.

THURSDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 91 West and 91 Central, to 86 East. Dewpoints will range from 73 to 73 West, 72 to 71 Central, and69 to 70 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.01-0.09 inches over 40 % of the area West, 0.01-0.09 inches over 50 % of the area Central, and 0.01-0.09 inches over 60 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Thursday will fall to 73 West, 76 Central, and 69 East. Skies throughout the day will start out partly cloudy and end partly cloudy in the West, start partly cloudy and end partly cloudy Central, and start out partly cloudy and end partly cloudy East. The maximum livestock stress category will be danger West, danger Central, and danger East. There will be 30 corn growing degree days West, 31 Central, and 28 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 3 and 6 mph , respectively, West, 6 and 6 mph Central, and 0 and 2 mph East.

FRIDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 86 West and 91 Central, to 85 East. Dewpoints will range from 71 to 70 West, 72 to 70 Central, and 69 to 70 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.25-0.49 inches over 60 % of the area West, 0.10-0.24 inches over 60 % of the area Central, and 0.10-0.24 inches over 60 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Friday will fall to 72 West, 75 Central, and 70 East. Skies throughout the day will start out partly cloudy and end cloudy in the West, start partly cloudy and end cloudy Central, and start out partly cloudy and end partly cloudy East. The maximum livestock stress category will be danger West, danger Central, and no stress East. There will be 29 corn growing degree days West, 30 Central, and 28 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 4 and 7 mph , respectively, West, 6 and 8 mph Central, and 0 and 1 mph East.

SATURDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 86 West and 86 Central, to 81 East. Dewpoints will range from 67 to 66 West, 68 to 65 Central, and68 to 67 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 20 % of the area West, 0.10-0.24 inches over 50 % of the area Central, and 0.50-0.99 inches over 80 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Saturday will fall to 67 West, 72 Central, and 68 East. Skies throughout the day will start out partly cloudy and end clear in the West, start cloudy and end cloudy Central, and start out cloudy and end cloudy East. The maximum livestock stress category will be no stress West, no stress Central, and no stress East. There will be 26 corn growing degree days West, 29 Central, and 24 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 8 and 14 mph , respectively, West, 6 and 15 mph Central, and 1 and 3 mph East.

SUNDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 87 West and 86 Central, to 79 East. Dewpoints will range from 65 to 67 West, 63 to 61 Central, and 63 to 63 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 10 % of the area West, 0.00-0.01 inches over 20 % of the area Central, and 0.00-0.01 inches over 40 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Sunday will fall to 66 West, 68 Central, and 64 East. Skies throughout the day will start out clear and end clear in the West, start partly cloudy and end partly cloudy Central, and start out cloudy and end cloudy East. The maximum livestock stress category will be danger West, no stress Central, and no stress East. There will be 26 corn growing degree days West, 27 Central, and 22 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 13 and 6 mph , respectively, West, 15 and 15 mph Central, and 3 and 4 mph East.

MONDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 90 West and 87 Central, to 82 East. Dewpoints will range from 68 to 69 West, 65 to 64 Central, and 63 to 66 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 20 % of the area West, 0.00-0.01 inches over 20 % of the area Central, and 0.00-0.01 inches over 40 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Monday will fall to 68 West, 69 Central, and 64 East. Skies throughout the day will start out partly cloudy and end partly cloudy in the West, start partly cloudy and end partly cloudy Central, and start out partly cloudy and end partly cloudy East. The maximum livestock stress category will be danger West, no stress Central, and no stress East.There will be 27 corn growing degree days West, 28 Central, and 23 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 4 and 8 mph, respectively, West, 12 and 10 mph Central, and 2 and 1 mph East.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Kentucky
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Precipitation Report: (liquid equivalent)

Total Precipitation and Deviation From Normal (in inches)
Valid May 27, 2012

The nearest available weather station for Madison County is Berea:

                      Past 7 days      Past 30 days   Jan 1 - Present
Station             Total     Dev     Total     Dev     Total     Dev
---------------     -----  ------     -----  ------    ------  ------
Berea                0.15   -0.94      5.09   +0.49     14.84   -3.50
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Drought Status For MADISON County, Kentucky
(Based on the latest Palmer Drought Severity and Crop Moisture Indices)
BLUE      KY CLIMATE DIVISION

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:
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Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: NEAR NORMAL           (PDSI=   1.53)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Moisture Adequate For Present Needs          (CMI=   0.00)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  0.15)

Note: Due to rainfall variability within each climate division, check Precip Reports/GIS Estimates and the Kentucky Climate Summary for the latest moisture information for this county.

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Kentucky Climate Summary
normal. High temperatures averaged from 84 in the West to 78 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from +2 degrees from normal in the West to +0 degrees from normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 63 degrees in the West to 63 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from +5 degrees from normal in the West to +7 degrees from normal in the East.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.12 inches statewide which was + 0.31 inches from normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.42 inches, Central 1.15 inches, Bluegrass 1.49 inches and East 1.33 inches, which was -0.40, + 0.28, + 0.72 and + 0.55 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.04 inches at Evansville to a high of 3.47 inches at Nashville.

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GIS ESTIMATES FOR MADISON COUNTY
Valid July 29, 2013

The GIS estimates are derived by ARC/INFO GIS software for a
central point in the county.  The estimates are calculated from
from 29 weather stations in the Kentucky area.

Precipitation Estimates

                     Last 3   Last 7   Last 14   Last 30     Since
                       Days     Days      Days      Days     Jan 1
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Precip Total           0.23     2.48      2.90      7.97     35.18
Precip Deviation      -0.23     1.40      0.75      3.42      7.98

Temperature Estimates

                     Last 3        Last 7       Last 14       Last 30
                       Days          Days          Days          Days
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Temp Average             69            72            76            74
Temp Deviation           -6            -3             1            -1

Soil Temperature Estimates

                                Yesterday
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Avg 4" Sod Soil Temp   	               76

European Corn Borer Degree Days Accumulations

Degree Days                      Forecasted Accumulations
      Total          550      610      750     1660     1740
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       1901         5/16     5/19     5/27      7/7     7/10

Almanac Information
Friday September 18, 2020 the 262th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 1.290000
Distance 0.999719 AU
Rise 07:24 EDT Set 19:40 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:32 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:58 EDT Ends 20:05 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 78 / 55
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Calculations made for central point in Kentucky
Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and
elevation -- Priddy

Sunrise/Sunset/Moonrise/Moonset Computation (USN)
TEMPERATURE is not available
Yesterday's U.S. Highs, Lows , KY's Highs/Lows/Precip, Daily Weather Data, Hourly Weather Data
Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today
SEPTEMBER 18TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1926...
The great "Miami Hurricane" produced winds reaching 138 mph which drove
ocean waters into the Biscayne Bay drowning 135 persons. The eye of the
hurricane passed over Miami, at which time the barometric pressure reached
27.61 inches. Tides up to twelve feet high accompanied the hurricane, which
claimed a total of 372 lives. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
Early morning thunderstorms in northern Texas produced wind gusts to 65 mph
at Sulphur Springs, and 2.50 inches of rain in one hour at Commerce, which
caused widespread street flooding. Bonham TX received 4.50 inches of rain
which also resulted in widespread street flooding as Pig Branch overflowed
its banks. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
A strong cold front produced severe thunderstorms in the north central U.S.
High winds behind the cold front gusted to 92 mph at Fort Collins CO, and
up to a foot of snow blanketed the mountains of Montana, with seven inches
reported at Great Falls. High winds in Colorado caused three million
dollars damage. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Hurricane Hugo hit Puerto Rico, producing wind gusts to 92 mph at San Juan,
and wind gusts to 120 mph at Roosevelt Roads. Hugo produced a storm surge
of four to six feet, and northeastern sections of the island were deluged
with more than ten inches of rain. Hugo claimed the lives of a dozen
persons in Puerto Rico, and caused a bilion dollars damage, including 100
million dollars damage to crops. Thunderstorms representing what remained
of Hurricane Octave continued to bring heavy rain to the valleys of
northern California. Heavier 24 hour rainfall totals included 3.15 inches
at Redding, and 2.66 inches at Red Bluff. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)
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